GREENSBORO — Overgrown grass at Piedmont Memorial Cemetery makes it difficult for Marian Harris to visit her own mother's grave.
"The grass is just so tall it's hard for me to even walk through all of this," Harris said. "It's a disgrace to our family members buried here."
Families with loved ones buried at the cemetery are fed up with the lack of upkeep. Some of the grass has grown more than 3 feet tall.
"Even though their soul is in heaven, this is their resting place," Harris said. "You don't want to see this."
The original property owner died in March of 2016. That's when folks visiting the cemetery say they started to notice the grass becoming overgrown.
The city of Greensboro has an open case with the current property owners.
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The city has sent a notice of violation, letting the owner know she has until May 22 to mow the grass.
If the grass in not mowed, the city will mow the property once and put a lien on the property to recoup the cost.
In the meantime, members of the community are banding together to fix up the cemetery on their own.
A local lawn care company has volunteered to mow the cemetery free of charge. They ask members of the community to come out and help mow at any time.